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The Future of Energy Trading

The Future of Energy Trading

Christopher Chen Despite its subtlety, the gradual shift from active to passive investing has far-reaching implications. For investors, there is a unique allure to index funds—investments which are low maintenance, low cost, and often result in more profit than riskier, active investing through certain hedge funds and mutual funds. Asset manager’s like BlackRock Inc. recentlyContinue Reading The Future of Energy Trading

SpaceX Explosion Delays Ambitious Internet Connectivity Plans

SpaceX Explosion Delays Ambitious Internet Connectivity Plans

  Kaitlin Gately On September 1, a SpaceX rocket exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired prior to launching, destroying a $200m Facebook satellite intended to be delivered into orbit.   While the cause of the blast is still unknown, it occurred while the 604-ton Falcon 9 rocket wasContinue Reading SpaceX Explosion Delays Ambitious Internet Connectivity Plans

The EpiPen Outrage and Solving Today’s Drug Pricing Problem

The EpiPen Outrage and Solving Today’s Drug Pricing Problem

By Amy Xiong The price of the EpiPen, a life-saving injection device for those with severe allergies, increased to about $600 for two doses from $100 in 2007, causing significant uproar in the general public and in Washington.[1] This price hike is not surprising: drug companies have routinely increased their prices in past years. ListContinue Reading The EpiPen Outrage and Solving Today’s Drug Pricing Problem

The (Surprisingly) Bipartisan Wind Production Tax Credit

The (Surprisingly) Bipartisan Wind Production Tax Credit

By Christopher Chen Federal wind production tax credits (PTC) could mimic almost all other environmental efforts in being bitterly partisan, but has surprisingly gained support from all sides. Because of both big business and environmental responsibility, the United States has embraced wind PTC as a bipartisan effort. Federal wind PTC is federal money given backContinue Reading The (Surprisingly) Bipartisan Wind Production Tax Credit

The Divestment Movement: Environmentally Friendly and Risk Avoidance

The Divestment Movement: Environmentally Friendly and Risk Avoidance

Kaitlin Gately On the night of Friday, April 22, over 100 students occupied the plaza outside Columbia University’s library for “Sleep Out 4 Divest”. They laid down mattresses and sleeping bags and set up tents in order to express their support for six members of Columbia Divest for Climate Justice who had occupied Low LibraryContinue Reading The Divestment Movement: Environmentally Friendly and Risk Avoidance

Mean Can Be Green

Mean Can Be Green

Philip Abraham The U.S. military is the largest domestic oil consumer, using over 100 million barrel of oils per year, and the Navy constitutes 33% of that consumption.[1] [2] The average civilian consumer currently faces low gas prices because of fracking which has caused a boom in U.S. oil production. The sudden increase in U.S.Continue Reading Mean Can Be Green